How to stop SERVER.APP service?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Server, Xserve, and Networking' started by Mork, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. Mork macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    I have a program I need to install that won't install correctly if the Mac OS Server app is running.

    I don't see a way to stop the server app and then restart it later.

    Can anyone help me with that (I'm assuming) Terminal command?

    Thanks very much.
  2. belvdr macrumors 603

    Aug 15, 2005
  3. HenryAZ macrumors 6502


    Jan 9, 2010
    South Congress AZ
    I've never used the, but I assume it is launched by launchd from /System/Library/LaunchAgents or /System/Library/LaunchDaemons. Find the .plist file, then do this in a Terminal window:
    launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
  4. chrfr macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2009
    Put the Server app in the trash and wait for the notification that it was removed and that services were stopped. You may need to empty the trash to install your app. If so, do that and then reinstall the Server after your other install.

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